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A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to GTO House, Floral Mile, Hare Hatch, Reading, Berkshire RG10 9ES.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our website and stored on your PC or device web browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide general usage information to website owners.
Are any of these cookies necessary?
Yes. Some of the cookies we set are necessary for the website to perform at its best. We have listed these as 'strictly necessary cookies' below and you cannot disable our strictly necessary cookies.
How can I manage other types of cookie?
Not all cookies are strictly necessary. An explanation of the purpose and benefit of all of the other cookies used on our website is also provided. If you wish to disable any of these cookies, instructions have been provided to allow you to do so. In some cases, you may need to visit a third-party website operated by one of our service providers to disable these cookies.
The cookies on our website are used for the following purposes:
• To analyse the use of our website through Analytics software such as Google Analytics
• Information collected
The cookies that are stored do not collect any of your sensitive personal information such as your name, address details, email address, or any other contact details.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are used to perform important functions on our website.
Without them we cannot provide you with the basic features and normal website behaviour. For this reason, you cannot disable these cookies. They include:
.ASPXFORMSAUTH - system cookie - this cookie is used to identify that you are signed in to the website.
ai_session, ai_user - Azure - this cookie is used by the Microsoft Application Insights software, which we use to collect statistical usage and telemetry information from the website to help diagnose any issues. These are unique anonymous session identifier cookies which store no personal data.
ARRAffinity - system cookie - this is a temporary cookie file which is erased when you close your web browser. When you restart your browser and revisit our site, the website will not recognise you.
ASP.NET_SessionId - system cookie - this is a temporary cookie file which is erased when you close your web browser. When you restart your browser and revisit our site, the website will not recognise you.
CMSCrsfCookie - Kentico - CMS cookie - store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. This helps to protect you against cross-site request forgery.
These cookies allow our website to remember any choices you make and aid the provision of additional enhanced personal functionality or features. These cookies are only used for providing an improved browsing experience and we do not pass personal information about the choices you make to any third party or other organisation.
_ga - Google Analytics - Google Analytics is a third-party traffic analysis service that helps us understand how visitors use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can opt-out of all Google Analytics cookies by installing a browser add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
CMSCookieLevel - Kentico CMS cookie - when you accept the non-essential cookies on our website, this cookie stores that choice so that it can be remembered for the next time you visit our website.
CMSLandingPageLoaded - Kentico CMS cookie - this cookie is used to help us identify how popular specific pages are on the site so that we can work to ensure that our site is providing the content that you need. This expires after 20 minutes of inactivity and is renewed again when you resume using website.
CMSPreferredCulture Kentico CMS cookie This cookie helps our website to determine what your preferred language is when serving you content. We use this as you switch between our UK and US sites to remember your preference for the next time you visit our site.
CMSShoppingCart - Kentico CMS cookie - this cookie stores a reference to your shopping basket, allows the site to recover your shopping basket from a previous visit if you are not a registered user.
CMSViewMode - Kentico CMS cookie - this cookie is used by the CMS to identify that you are viewing the site in either live, preview or editing mode.
CountrySettingsCultureSeleted - application cookie - this cookie helps our website to determine what your preferred language is when serving you content. We use this as you switch between our UK and US sites to remember your preference for the next time you visit our site.
CurrentContact - Kentico CMS cookie - this cookie is used to track your activities on our website so that we can personalise your experience by presenting you with content and options that we think will be of interest to you.
GTOCurrentQuote - application cookie - this cookie stores a reference to your current quote and allows the site to recover your shopping basket from a previous visit if you are not a registered user.
How do I disable cookies?
To disable cookies from our website, you will need to change the settings in your website browser.
By disabling cookies in your browser, you may render some of the functionality on our website (and other websites you visit) unusable and we make no guarantees as to the performance of our website when cookies are disabled.
Links to external websites
We would advise you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
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